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When the Paralympic Games kicked off in London four years ago, it was to be a continuation of the Olympic party the city had experienced a month before.

The Brits made a real effort to make the thousands of Paralympic athletes feel welcome, and told stories of how inspired they had been by the tales of grit and determination.

From Thursday, the Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro – but it remains an open question whether the spectacle will be embraced in the same way by Brazil.

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